By 2030, 60 percent of the world’s population will live in cities. That could mean great things for economic growth—if the cities handle their expansion wisely. Here’s how. A McKinsey & Company article.
It’s not an understatement to say that the future of the planet rests on cities. Carbon reduction, resiliency in the face of climate change, access to education and health care, economic justice … all are shaped by cities. It’s the reason Clinton created the C40 (now it’s more like the C100) — mayors and city councils can make a tremendous impact.
And it’s the number one reason I feel a purpose in my career. Dealing with global warming in other settings can be depressing. But when you’re dealing with it at the urban level, especially in a city like NYC, it’s actually kind of hopeful. (Doesn’t mean it’s not hella-frustrating though.)